Helsinki Holidays 2016

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Helsinki Holidays

Renowned as one of the wealthiest cities in Europe, Helsinki holidays offer an unusual alternative to the age-old formula of sand, sea and sun getaways.

That’s not to say it is without charm – Finland’s thriving capital city is a destination based around the water, with a vibrant market on the harbour front. From this spot, you’ll be able to set sail to one of many idyllic islands or visit the imposing structure of the cathedral that serves as a backdrop for your Helsinki city break.

With its breath-taking natural surroundings, holidays in Helsinki are not only perfect for shopping trips and exclusive dining but also for exploring many beautiful parks and forests – ideal for the whole family. Hike or bike your way through the spectacular landscapes of Finland, or head to nearby Espoo for a dose of action and adventure – with everything from golfing to ice-skating.

Sightseeing and Family Fun

There are many sights to be enjoyed in Helsinki, and with Estonia’s capital city of Tallinn just a short boat ride away, you’ll never run out of things to discover. Sightseeing tours are plentiful in Helsinki, with walking tours of the Winter Garden and Kauivopuisto Park particularly favoured, while the Ateneum Art Museum and National Museum of Finland offer some fascinating exhibits.

If you’ve got the kids in tow on your holidays to Helsinki and you don’t fancy taking them around a museum for the day, there are some excellent family attractions – head to the Serena Water Amusement Park, Sea Life Park or Olympic Stadium to keep them captivated for the day.

Useful information

Finnish, Swedish
Local time
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